Should a man who is out of jail on a $250,000 cash bond be able to afford his own attorney?
The answer is no in the case of accused killer Shawn Smoot.
“He didn’t come up with that money,” attorney Bob Vogel said. “His family did.”
Smoot was released from jail in March after his parents posted the $250,000 cash bond.
Despite the six-figure surety, Smoot is still considered an indigent defendant in Roane County Criminal Court, which means the state is paying for Vogel to represent him.